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Around The Web: Loney’s Mess & Murphy Interest + TV Rights & Matsui Rumor

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Los Angeles Times: I covered the adventures of James Loney before, but according to the California Highway Patrol, his night was even more ridiculous than TMZ reported. Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, ... Read More »

Around The Web: White & Gillick + Hoffmann & Belisario + Cost Of Risk Aversion

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MLB.com: Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann was claimed by the Rockies off waivers, which makes it unlikely the perennial sixth outfielder in the system will be back. MLB.com: Remember Ronald Belisario? He wants back in. Ronald Belisario, not seen by the Dodgers since 2010, is again working on obtaining a work visa that would allow him to return to the United States ... Read More »

Around The Web: Magic Johnson & Mark Cuban + Arbitration + Minor Deals

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Los Angeles Times: Magic Johnson will front a group that is saying all the right things. In searching for the right fit for his Dodgers dreams, Johnson researched six prospective bidders, then interviewed each of them, beginning each session with one question. “I asked them, ‘What is your play here; do you want this team for the baseball or the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

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Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handers Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris ... Read More »

Around The Web: Off-season Plan, Frank McCourt & Awards

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MSTI: Mike Petriello puts together an off-season plan for the 2012 Dodgers. Personally, I don’t even think I’m attempting it this year. — Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman recaps the history of early worries regarding the ownership of Frank McCourt. Dodger Thoughts: A checklist for the new owner? Sounds good. — MLB: Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke were added to ... Read More »

Around The Web: McCourt Saga About To Get Real

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ESPN: Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce broke down the settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt. What makes this settlement different from the last one? Nearly four months ago, the couple reached a settlement agreement only to have it fall apart days later. The principal difference between this settlement and the one announced in June is that this time, the settlement ... Read More »

Around The Web: Logan White Interview, NL West All-Stars, And Ned Colletti’s 2012

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MLB: The Pirates have hired Dodgers assistant trainer Todd Tomczyk to be their head trainer, which still leaves the Dodgers stuck with Stan “He Looks Fine To Me” Conte. MLB: Doug Mientkiewicz will be back with the Dodgers as an instructor. I have no real thoughts on this, because I don’t know anything about his coaching ability, and I don’t ... Read More »

Around The Web: Lee & Gould Best In MWL + Webster Best In CAL + 2007 Prospects Review

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Baseball America: Jim Callis ranked the top 20 prospects in the Midwest League and two Dodgers found homes, Zach Lee (#7) and Garrett Gould (#17). Baseball America: Jim Callis ranked the top 20 prospects in the California League and Allen Webster clocked in at #8. - Minor League Ball: Reviewing the top hitting prospects from 2007. Andy LaRoche (#5), James ... Read More »

Around The Web: A Day To Remember + Dodgers Financial Reality

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Sports Illustrated: Joe Posnanski recaps the greatest night in regular season baseball ever. Baseball Prospectus: Colin Wyers and why we need the pain that comes from losing. Beyond The Box Score: 1 in 250,000. Yeah, we aren’t gonna witness anything like that again. - Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman rains on the parade of Dodgers fans who believe that all the ... Read More »

Around The Web: It Gets Better + Don Mattingly + Rookie Hazing

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Glad the Dodgers participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign. Wish they would make that promise to Dodgers fans in 2012 too. - Vin Scully Is My Homeboy: Rookie hazing pictures are always awesome for future chops. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello thinks Don Mattingly has done well this season. Agreed. - MLB: Will Hiroki Kuroda stay or go? ... Read More »

Around The Web: MLB Tells Frank McCourt To GTFO

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Los Angeles Times: Major League Baseball has now basically told Frank McCourt to get the fuck out. Major League Baseball on Friday asked a federal bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the Dodgers, arguing in court papers that Frank McCourt’s plan to retain ownership of the team is “dead on arrival.” Honestly, his entire ownership was. In a statement, ... Read More »

Around The Web: MILB Dodgers All-Stars + How Does Game Time Affect Performance

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Baseball America: Shawn Tolleson was the only Dodgers prospect to make the 2011 Minor League All-Stars team, as he was awarded a spot on the second team as a reliever. Baseball America: When naming All-Star teams per level though, former Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson lands at AAA, Scott Van Slyke checks in at AA, and Joc Pederson at R. - ... Read More »